“I’ve always been interested as a sociologist and a researcher in trying to better understand how issues related to race, gender, and inequality persist in professional workplaces.”

— Adia Harvey Wingfield, author of Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy 

In this Harvard Business Review video, Wingfield shares how racial experiences impact the work that people do, how they approach their jobs, and how they’re treated in their profession. Wingfield notes: “There’s  been a sense for black Americans that their experiences are either this constant drumbeat of discrimination or that are able to escape the racial issues that may plague their working class or lower class counterparts. I don’t think that either of those stories are necessarily true and researching these questions and topics is a way and an opportunity to delve into them more quickly and get into the gray area.”    

In Wingfield’s new book, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, she takes a deep dive into the role of African American health care workers.  See her at a talk near you:

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